Modernization Needs Your Help!
On April 26,
NCGA is encouraging all corn growers to call Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist and urge him to bring the Water Resources
Development Act to the floor NOW!
The Push from the Planter National WRDA Call In Day is
Wednesday, April 26th
will send a clear and strong message for the immediate passage
of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which would
modernize the locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois
Majority Leader needs to hear from corn growers that lock
modernization is necessary for a strong agriculture economy. It
also is important that corn growers remind their senators of the
importance of lock modernization to agriculture and the need for
their senators to keep pressure on Senator Frist to schedule the
bill for a vote.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Senate Majority Leader’s Office (202) 224-3135
“Lock modernization on the Upper Mississippi and
Illinois rivers is critical if we are to have a strong
agriculture economy and meet the demands of a growing
“Last year’s destructive hurricane season demonstrated
how important America’s rivers and ports are to the
transportation of goods.”
“By 2020 usage of navigable waterways will double, but
80 percent of today’s waterways will be obsolete.”
“The Water Resources Development Act provides necessary
and long-overdue infrastructure and environmental
improvements to our nation’s waterways.”
“Pass WRDA Now!”
We realize this is a very busy time of year, but your
calls CAN make a difference!